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25 Sep 2018

Southeast Produce Buyer – Southeast

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #34119

A well established and reputable produce retailer is seeking a Produce Buyer to join their team. This position is responsible purchasing assigned products competitively within established grades and standards in a timely fashion. The position will also be responsible for developing programs for product categories assigned with marketing and sales.

Key Requirements/Skills:

  • Purchase assigned products competitively to specification.
  • Strive to improve inventory turns, reduce out of stock, control shrink and maintain FIFO inventory.
  • Monitor product quality to insure customer satisfaction, by daily visual, and working closely with operations.
  • Supply cost and market trends to the retail marketing staff for the development of books and daily selling opportunities.
  • Assist, as needed, with daily and monthly physical inventory.
  • Negotiate and report to marketing ad and market buster offerings and pricing available from shippers.
  • Supply Market opportunities of deal product to marketing for development of incremental sales.
  • Identify, present, negotiate and develop product programs and/or item development with marketing and sales.
  • Assist in account sales for sales penetration, service levels and profit ability.
  • Utilize and or help develop technology to improve efficiencies of procurement.

Qualifications:

  • Related Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years+ experience as a Buyer in the produce grocery industry or at least 7 years successful related experience in the produce industry.
  • Must have excellent computer skills
  • Must be a great communicator and have a positive attitude

Compensation: DOE + Bonus. Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Buying, Procurement. Job Types: Southeast. Job expires in Endless.

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